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While news of vessels like the Coiner, which was detailed in the last column, was common in the issues of The Waterways Journal during 1935, there were also items dealing… Read More

The Cricket

April 18, 2022

Few living within the Big Sandy River valley today could imagine that at one time the best way to travel in the valley was by steamboat. In the late 19th… Read More

The E.A. Woodruff

February 7, 2022

The snagboat E.A. Woodruff was typical of the unique vessels operated by the U.S. government, known as “Uncle Sam’s Toothpullers,” which helped to keep channels cleared of debris. The iron… Read More

The Str. Tom Greene

April 18, 2020

In 1923, Greene Line Steamers contracted for the company’s first steel-hulled vessel, built by the Marietta Manufacturing Company at Point Pleasant, W.Va. Constructed for the Cincinnati–Huntington trade, the hull of… Read More